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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 7, 2012 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Songs my mother always skips

Mama Tried (I like it, but she thinks it's lame). Also Me and Bobby McGee (she says it brings back too many memories).

Yours?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 8, 2012 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRwGqf2glDs

All seriousness aside, I think the only GD song my mother has really heard is Ripple, and she sings along.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Feb 8, 2012 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Dark Star, The other one, the long out there tunes. She digs most of the rest, kinda.

I do recall her shutting off the radio during DP 32 LIG jam and sighing from exhaustion.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Feb 8, 2012 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

My old man was a jazz fan in the 50's. He really dug Brubeck et al. one day while I was spinning the Dark Star from Live Dead he sticks his head in my room and says "well at least this is real music". He wasn't so cool with most of the other stuff I liked - Stones, Beatles, Doors, Who etc.

Mom Likes Stella Blue. She skips the rest.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 8, 2012 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

My 82 year old Mom is now permanently checked out with the dementia - which is truly horrible, let me tell you - but when I was a kid she was always open to anything so long as it was not hard rock. American Beauty and Reckoning got lots of airplay around the house and in her car. She especially loved Ripple-Brokedown Palace, and got a big kick out of the Monkey & the Engineer.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 8, 2012 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Fenario - sorry to hear about your mom; my dad is undergoing the ravages of the same and it truly fuckin' sucks in every way. Best to you and your mom.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 9, 2012 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Yeah, thanks. It's an awful thing to basically mourn someone while they are still alive.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 8, 2012 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

She's never been a big fan of "Sex Farm Woman".

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 8, 2012 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

All of them. Even though I owe my rather varied tastes in music to my mother who loved music from most genres. When she was alive, and I was getting into Grateful Dead, my mother was convinced I had lost my mind.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 8, 2012 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

hate to bash my Mom but this is no secret I've told her many times - thank God my Dad had better taste in music. Mom liked barbara Streisand and John Denver - HELP. Lots of Eagles haters here ( BD )but trust me they are a freakin helluva lot better than that. Plus Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Willie Nelson,Fleetwood Mac some lemons too but at least something. My Mom did pick up the first Rickie Lee Jones album which is cool.

Never could get either of them to appreciate the Dead too much

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 8, 2012 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

My mom was/is huge Eagles' fan - and some of their stuff I begrudgingly like. Also, lots of Streisand and Helen Reddy (!) growing up, but also lots of Kris Kristofferson, Mac Davis (!), and I stole her vinyl of Dylan's Nashville Skyline. She really likes American Beauty, Workingman's Dead, and loves Reckoning.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 8, 2012 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

"She really likes American Beauty, Workingman's Dead, and loves Reckoning"
...wow, she seems pretty close to being a deadhead. In the early 70's my mom had been lamenting about the crazy kids on LSD (I think it was soon after Art Linkletters daughter died on an LSD flight) and I mentioned "heck mom, I've takin LSD 5 or 6 times and I'm fine" (more like 30) She broke out in tears, boy did I feel like shit!

She liked my Truth and Blood Sweet & Tears Album...but not Hendrix :(

This post was modified by rastamon on 2012-02-09 01:18:56

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 8, 2012 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Of course she freaked!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0zgIzqgxFU

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 8, 2012 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

My mom attended an '80s GD show with my older brother. She never said much about it.

Both my parents appear to enjoy 1st-set Grateful Dead and Garcia/Grisman recordings.

My dad really likes the Etta NYE set and the 1st set of the Munich E 72 show.



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Poster: WillCo Date: Feb 8, 2012 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

She's 91 now, and for the last 60 years or so has been bewildered by any "modern" music - even bagpipes. She flirted with Beatles music for a while but is in denial about the matter

Noel Coward's "Bar on the Piccola Marina" floated her boat - and I love it too. Hear it from a Las Vegas show by the man himself at Spotify, if you have it, using the link below (accept no substitute for Coward's performance; YouTube has some poor imitations by other singers):
http://open.spotify.com/track/4AbuUnNMTCkGpVsFVuPhR4

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 8, 2012 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

My parents were "amusical" until I started playing albums of the brothers, and realized that we owned a stereo (besides theirs/mine), in a lg box that I thought held dishes.

I found that they owned original DBrubeck & OPeterson, and was impressed...and some western tunes, a la Big Iron (Glendale AZ resident Cowboy of yesteryear), etc. Big excitment was finding comedy albums by Tom Lehrer--my parents were lefties??! Damn.

But, though she tolerated my infliction of the DEAD with great patience, it never took. Defn showed interest in CCR though.

She told me Phil Lesh would never be the bass player Jack Bruce was.

;)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 8, 2012 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

As far back as I can remember, Dad always had something playing on the Zenith "all in one" stereo cabinet (he just turned 80). His variety of tastes certainly taught me early on to always listen with an open mind. He'd go from Sinatra to Merle Haggard to the Beatles without batting an eye. Biggest shock came though when I was cataloging his old LP collection and came across ELP's Brain Salad Surgery. Pops gained some serious street-cred that day. I like to think that if he had been born 20 years later he would have made a fine Head.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 8, 2012 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

I ran away from home after my dad took me to Rick Wakeman's King Arthur on ice.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 8, 2012 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Sounds familiar - we had one of those cabinets with the Mediterranean cloth grille on the front. You could not play music and watch the "set" (as my mother calls it) at the same time. My dad liked classical, big band, dixieland, stuff like Spike Jones and Al Hirt.... and my mother liked musicals...

The day I put the Beatles on that thing - "Happiness is a Warm Gun" - my mother listened in absolute horror, thinking it was the c word instead. It took a long time and several more children before rock was generally accepted in the house.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 8, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Ok, now THAT'S familiar. I'm astounded at the number of folks here with parents who actually would, or sometimes would, or even do listen to rock ... geez, my mother called it "crazy teenage music."

My folks are in their early 80s, which means they're 10-12 years older than, well, Phil and Jerry. And Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney and .... apparently the parents of other folks on the forum ... !!! (Although it seems a few 80-somethings are rather more open-minded.)

My folks' music collection: classical, Al Hirt, Broadway shows, the Irish Rovers, one Roger Miller, one Kingston Trio, and bagpipes (really. My mom does think it's party music.) But this one is the wildest it got:

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/ee12eb56a42cf9b2134fc174b652b89c/113163.jpg



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2012-02-09 03:35:15

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 7, 2012 11:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

All the ones without bagpipes.

Seriously, your mom listens to GD?!?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 8, 2012 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

all the ones without bagpipes!!!!! Lol.

I think someone asked about Bobby McGees recently, I am partial to this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wSe658W_SU

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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 8, 2012 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

i finally got my 75 yr old mom to put a (ladies+gents) cd in her car and she got hooked - albeit briefly (18 months or so), but at least ended her phase with "the music is beautiful"